Golden Slipper Tips & Preview 2024

Golden Slipper Tips


Looking for Golden Slipper tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 Golden Slipper at Rosehill.


The unbeaten galloper from the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable, Storm Boy, is the dominant favourite with ladbrokes after the barrier draw at the $2.20 quote, ahead of Switzerland at $4.60. Straight Charge is the only other horse below double figures and is at $9. 

The Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) quinella horses, Lady Of Camelot and Hayasugi, are next at $12 and $15 respectively, while the stablemate to Storm Boy, Espionage, is at $17, despite being the first emergency. There are 16 runners in the final field and it is Fully Lit and Shangri La Express (both $21) that head the rest in the market. 


Storm Boy has won his four starts by a combined margin of eight lengths and has never looked like being beaten. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained galloper took out the Gold Coast Magic Millions (1200m) with ease before returning off a seven-week break to claim the Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on March 2. 

The son of Justify led and controlled that race, going just 0.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark. But I suspect he can raise the bar for this assignment and he will enjoy every possible chance from barrier 2 with Ryan Moore to ride. 

The Todman Stakes (1200m) is always one of the key lead ups towards the Golden Slipper and in the Randwick Group 2 on March 9 it was Switzerland that edged out Straight Charge. The first four past the post in the Todman Stakes are in the final field for the Slipper, while the 5th placegetter, Espionage, is the first emergency. Switzerland does look to have the edge on that lot and went 4.7 lengths faster than standard benchmark in the Todman Stakes. 

Best last start benchmark figures belong to the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) winner., Hayasugi, who went 9.9 lengths faster than standard to claim the Caulfield Group 1. She was able to come off the speed on a day when those that were back were not suited. The Clinton McDonald-trained filly will have to do it the hard way from barrier 16. 

Lady Of Camelot was pestered out in front in the Blue Diamond before slicking on the fill the exacta. The stablemate of Storm Boy might enjoy a softer run and was a three-length winner over the 1100m at Rosehill before venturing down to Caulfield. 

It will be interesting to see how the Blue Diamond form holds up. In the past, those coming up from Melbourne have tended to find one of two better. Coleman did a stack wrong in the Blue Diamond when 13th and has since come up and run 3rd at Rosehill behind Dublin Down in the Pago Pago Stakes (1200m). Eneeza is the other to come out of the Blue Diamond and was 4th. 


I am a little bit reluctant to go with the Melbourne form but the times do stack up from the Blue Diamond Stakes. Of the five that have since had another run, both Dublin Down and Traffic Warden have won, while two others have placed behind those two. On that basis, I am prepared to look for a bit of value and it is Lady Of Camelot that can go one better after missing out behind Hayasugi at Caulfield. She worked very hard in the Blue Diamond, going 10 lengths faster than standard until the last 600m before holding the rest of them at bay. She should enjoy a softer time of it from the barrier and can tuck in just behind them, while she has the benefit of a Rosehill win under her belt already in her career.